Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

Trevor Denman to Return to his Booth at Del Mar this Summer

Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Trevor’s back. True racing fans – and especially those who make Del Mar part of their summer routine – know exactly what that means. Trevor Denman, the iconic racing commentator...

Del Mar to Open With 100% Capacity in Seated Areas

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced plans to open its 2021 summer race meet with 100% capacity for fans in its seating areas throughout its facility. This decision was made in accordance with state and...

Del Mar Among Nation's Safest Tracks for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Del Mar was identified as one of the safest major racetracks in the U.S. based on annual data released Monday by The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID). In 2020,...

Record Ship & Win Program at Del Mar

$4,000 Starter Bonus, 50% and 40% Purse Enhancements Leggs Galore, a Ship & Win winner at Del Mar in 2020, continues to race on the Southern California circuit. © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s highly successful...

Del Mar Looking Forward to Fans Returning

Summer Meet To Open Friday, July 16 With improving trends in public health data, growth in vaccination rates and the gradual relaxation of limits on attendance at sporting and performance venues in the state, Del...

Del Mar Increases Purses for 21 of 34 Major Summer Stakes in 2021

Building on the positive news it announced last week concerning a 30% increase to overnight purses and major enhancements to its popular “Ship & Win” program, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today released this year’s...

Del Mar Announces Major Purse Increases for 2021 Summer Meet

Purses to Exceed $700,000 Per Day; "Ship and Win" Incentives Double

$1 Million 'Wild West Bonus' Announced for Big 'Cap, Hollywood Gold Cup & TVG Pacific Classic Sweep as Santa Anita & Del Mar Join Forces

Santa Anita to Boost Overnight Race Purses by $15,000 on Big 'Cap Day, March 6 Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have announced they have joined forces to create the $1 Million...

Record Handle, Safe Racing Highlight Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season; Seaside Track Set to Host 2021 Breeders' Cup

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club continued its industry-leading safety record and its increased wagering trends as its Bing Crosby Season concluded on Sunday, November 29. The five-week fall meet provided total handle of $195.9 million,...

2020 at Del Mar - Its Team Steps Up to Face Huge Challenges

By Mac McBride So just up ahead – after this Sunday in fact – Del Mar will wipe its sanitized hands clean of racing in 2020. In a way, the word that fits best for...